ETHDenver 2021 Blockchain Arcade Presents: Gaming on Blockchain

Event Details

Austin Griffith, Superphiz, and Unvetica among other special friends will be joining forces to present the state of Blockchain Gaming at the 2021 ETHDenver Conference on Tuesday, February 9th from 5:00PM MST – 7:00 PM MST. The group will be sharing a range of different games available and explaining what makes them awesome. Exploring collectibles, sidechains, and hats on planets!

Additionally, they’ll explore the technologies driving the future of blockchain games. You’ll learn about NFTs, xDAI, Javascript Plugins, ZK-Snark mining, and more! If that was enough for you – those who join will also be receiving an exclusive event POAP and eligible for prize giveaways!

Technologies We’ll Learn About

NFTs: Non-Fungible tokens are based on an Ethereum standard that allows the creation of unique tokens on the network. These tokens can represent something, like a specific piece of art in the real world, or they can represent something like a unique and valuable artifact in Dark Forest that gives super powers to a planet.

Exclusive Event POAP

xDai: Faster blocks, cheaper fees, but with a weaker security model, the xDAI sidechain provides a perfect platform for decentralized games. 

Javascript plugins: Javascript plugins allow users to extend the normal feature set of Dark Forest by creating and sharing code that improves or changes the way users interact with the game. Instead of exploring one planet at a time, why not use a plugin to explore 1,000?

ZK-Snark mining: Starting with a fully hidden world, players are required to “mine” vast areas of space looking for deterministically generated planets with different qualities. If you share your home planet coordinates, you’ll be doxxed and SuperPhiz will send his fleet to grab your silver.

How To Join

There will be multiple opportunities to view and participate along with Austin, Superphiz, and Unvetica during this event:

Games to be Showcased

Dark Forest

If you’ve never heard of Dark Forest, it’s a Web-Based game which is powered by Ethereum and running on the xDAI Staging Network. Dark Forest is a space exploration game in which the entire world is discover-able using zero-knowledge proofs which means that no one really knows what’s out there in the game world until you’ve proved it’s there.

Austin, Superphiz, and Unvetica will be exploring Dark Forest in-depth during the Mainstream LIVE event. If you find that you want to know more about the topics covered during the live stream regarding Dark Forest, we’ve created a YouTube playlist of Dark Forest material by the ETHStaker Team.

Axie Infinity

Axie Infinity is a great example of a play to earn game that gamifies crypto– you play and earn these Ethereum assets and then you can tie them to things going on in the ecosystem. Gaming could be a great way to teach people important DeFi concepts like staking, using interfaces and concepts that people know and understand

Gods Unchained

Gods Unchained is a free-to-play tactical card game that gives players true ownership of their in-game items. Led by Chris Clay, former game director of Magic The Gathering: Arena, the game focuses on competitive play, which means players must strategically outsmart their opponents by building decks that are able to combat a wide variety of tactics. The ultimate digital trading card game that gives players true ownership of their collection. Play for free, play for keeps, or trade on open marketplaces.


SkyWeaver is a free-to-play Trading Card Game with blockchain superpowers, which means that you have true ownership of your digital cards. By winning battles and ascending the SkyWeaver ranks, you earn new cards, which you can play or trade.

Crypto Space Commander

CSC is a casual space MMO with fast-paced combat, a robust player economy, and an uncapped crafting system. CSC (Crypto Space Commander) CSC is a sandbox space MMO that operates a player-owned economy. Players can travel to different star systems, mine stellar bodies for resources, craft items and ships to sell, battle pirates and other players while commanding their very own Starship.


Cryptovoxels is a virtual world built on the ethereum block chain. The world consists of a city called Origin City, which has streets, that are owned by The Corporation, and parcels, that are owned by individual people. If you have an ethereum wallet, you can buy a parcel.

Parcel owners can build on their parcel. They can add and remove blocks (voxels) and features on their parcels. They can also make their parcel a sandbox parcel, which makes it free for anyone to build on.

Features include things such as audio, buttons, images, voxel models, text, polytext (3D text), and gifs.